Cardizem LA (Diltiazem Long Acting)
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Cardizem LA (Diltiazem Long Acting)
(Also known as Tiazac)
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Cardizem LA Used and InformationCardizem LA (Diltiazem LA) (Tiazac in Canada)
This drug belongs to the group of calcium channel blockers. They are primarily used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain) and certain heart rhythm disorders. This results in lowering blood pressure and preventing strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It acts by relaxing the blood vessels that are supplying the body and heart. This effect along with lowering of blood pressure, decreases the workload on the heart, leading to more efficient blood flow through the vessels. LA in Diltiazem stands for "long-acting," which means it is taken once a day.
One can easily buy Cardizem LA, including Cardizem LA 120 mg and more, from a reliable online pharmacy such as Canada Pharmacy.
- Diltiazem LA 120mg
- Diltiazem LA 180mg
- Diltiazem LA 240mg
- Diltiazem LA 300mg
- Diltiazem LA 360mg
- Diltiazem LA 420mg
Diltiazem LA is to be taken strictly as prescribed by your doctor. It is to be swallowed whole with water. Do not chew, crush, break or open a tablet or capsule. Never stop, increase or decrease its dose. In case of a missed dose, do not take a double dose. Alteration in Diltiazem’s dosage are to made only by the doctor.
To ensure the effectiveness of the drug, liver, and kidney function tests should be performed regularly along with any dose alteration if needed. But all these changes can only be made by a qualified doctor.
Consult your doctor before starting your treatment with Diltiazem. Your physician must know if you have the following conditions to ensue safe usage of Diltiazem
- Had a recent heart attack
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Congestive heart failure
- A serious heart condition
- Very low blood pressure
- Already taking digoxin or a beta-blocker
Common side effects associated with Diltiazem administration are given below. A doctor must be immediately consulted if a patient starts experiencing any of these adverse effects.
- Nausea, vomiting
- Unusual or uncontrolled movements
- Rash or an itchy or prickly sensation
- Slow heartbeat
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Weakness, tiredness
- Confusion, hallucinations, abnormal dreams, mental depression, mood changes
- Loss of memory
- Flushing or swelling
- Diarrhea or Constipation
- Loss of appetite
- Ringing or other persistent noise in ears
- Weight gain
Product Code: 10083
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.